Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

New Insights About How Alcohol Withdrawal Changes the Brain Differently in Males and Females
Newly published research is helping to make sense of data indicating that males and females not only consume alcohol differently,... Read More
A Computer ‘Game’ to Identify Opioid Abuse Patients at High Risk of Relapse
Researchers have tested a game-like computer program that in a clinical study provided a means of determining which patients in... Read More
Activity in Newly Discovered Brain Circuit Predicted Future Compulsive Drinking in Mice
While nearly every adult has an alcoholic drink at some point, only some develop an alcohol use disorder. Can we... Read More
Researchers Explore How Adolescent Chronic Cannabis Use Could Affect Adult Memory
Does using marijuana as a teen pose a risk to the brain? The question has been asked and studied by... Read More
Research Showing How Cocaine Addiction Reprograms the Brain Points to New Therapy Targets
New research from the laboratory of Scientific Council member Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. marks a significant advance in our... Read More